Letta: European decision-making too complex, too long
9 September 2013 Last updated at 10:00 BST
HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur talks to Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta. He has has been in power for five months but already faces stiff tests at home and abroad. He is battling to keep his coalition government together and find a coherent European position on the crisis in Syria.
On issues such as the war in Syria and the eurozone crisis, he tells HARDtalk he believes European policy-making has been dysfunctional.
You can watch the full interview on BBC World News on Monday 9 September at 14:30 and 20:30 GMT and Tuesday 10 September at 00:30 BST on the BBC News Channel.